Madelaine Petsch

by ashash on December 8, 2017

Madelaine Petsch – Prive Revaux Eyewear Launch Party – Chateau Marmont – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Madelaine Grobbelaar Petsch

Date of Birth: August 18, 1994

Ethnicity: Afrikaner [Dutch, German, probably other]

Madelaine Petsch is an American actress. Her parents are South African, Afrikaners.

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andrew December 9, 2017 at 7:27 am

@ashash

If “Grobbelaar” is her mother’s maiden name, she descends from Johan Grobler and Geertruyd Knoesen (the daughter of Cornelis Knoetzen and Dirkje Helms). Johan was born, c. 1678, in Tangermünde, Germany and came to South Africa in about 1708. Geertruyd was the daugher of a Danish immigrant and of a German/Dutch mother.
https://www.stamouers.com/stamouers/d-g/187-grobler-johan

“Petsch” is an unusual surname for South Africa. She might descend from this man (https://www.stamouers.com/stamouers/surnames-n-to-q/385-peach-ricardo-augustino) but I’m not sure.

ashash December 9, 2017 at 12:40 pm

I think Grobbelaar is her mother’s maiden name. I searched on social media and there are a lot of South Africans with the surname Grobbelaar.

Curiously, I could not find any with the surname Petsch. What are the chances her father is a recent European immigrant to South Africa?

andrew December 22, 2017 at 1:14 pm

> There are a lot of South Africans with the surname Grobbelaar

Yes. The most famous one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Grobbelaar

>What are the chances her father is a recent European immigrant to South Africa?

_ I think it’s very possible.

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